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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Salt Lick.

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How Far From Salt Lick to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Salt Lick to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Salt Lick to:

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Salt Lick to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,572 miles [7,357.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salt Lick ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Salt Lick.

While the name Salt Lick is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kentucky

Bath County

Our profile page for Salt Lick, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West Southwest

Tennessee

Hickman County

Our profile page for Salt Lick, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Southwest

Macon County

Our profile page for Salt Lick, Macon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Macon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Salt Lick. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Salt Lick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Lick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3923, Longitude: -79.5970     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salt Lick have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Salt Lick to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.393 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.627 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salt Lick.